But when Layla unknowingly sends Tyler a smack-down text meant for the girl sending naked photos to her then-boyfriend, Adam, Tyler has no idea it’s Layla and decides to play along. After all, Tyler cannot resist messing with the pissed off girl firing off texts about junk pictures, cheating, and girl code.
As the fallout from Adam’s sexting scandal plays out in front of the entire school, Tyler and Layla secretly continue to text one another using fake names. But as days and weeks pass, things take a turn for the serious between them, and suddenly, their texts mean more. They both begin to consider revealing their true identity to the other and taking the relationship from texts to dates, then kissing and maybe more.
They say there's a thin line between love and hate. Can reality live up to the fantasy, or will Layla and Tyler be forever offsides?
Tyler is on the football team, always throws the best parties, and is always making jokes. So when he gets a mysterious text, he can't help but play along. He finally tells the mysterious person that he's not who she thought she was texting and the two begin a friendly anonymous, texting relationship, with no personal information exchanged. The two actually know each other in real life and have a "hate" relationship, until he figures out who it is that he's texting.
I needed something light to read and the blurb grabbed me. I don't usually read YA books, but I couldn't resist. And I'm so glad I read it. It was great! I read it in one day because I could put it down. The author really delved into the high school scene today. Everyone texting, no one talking, everyone is trying to impress someone while secretly having insecurities and problems.
I grew up watching The Breakfast Club, and I related because I was those teens. As I grew, I still had the secret love of watching She's All That and Ten Things I Hate About You. The author and this book did what those movies did - I became invested in these characters, with their struggles, with their hope of finding romance, all while learning to be themselves. 5-stars!